“Stop Signs” – meet the authors!
May 20, 2011 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
“Stop Signs” (Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay)
Written by Yves Engler and Bianca Mugyenyi (meet the authors at ArtRage!)
“This book is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the impact of the private automobile on our urban transportation options.” – David Cadman, Vancouver City Councillor, International President ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
“In Stop Signs, Mugyenyi and Engler take readers on an insightful, fact-filled journey through the primary habitat of the car-dominated species they call Homo automotivis. With wit and originality, they weave travel tales into a convincing argument against the auto economy, culminating with a fresh call to leave car culture behind.” – Katie Alvord, Author, Divorce Your Car! Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile
In North America, human beings have become enthralled by the automobile: A quarter of our working lives are spent paying for them; communities fight each other for the right to build more of them; our cities have been torn down, remade and planned with their needs as the overriding concern; wars are fought to keep their fuel tanks filled; songs are written to praise them; cathedrals are built to worship them. In Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay, authors Yves Engler and Bianca Mugyenyi argue that the automobile’s ascendance is inextricably linked to capitalism and involved corporate malfeasance, political intrigue, backroom payoffs, media manipulation, racism, academic corruption, third world coups, secret armies, environmental destruction and war. An anti-car, road-trip story, Stop Signs is a unique must-read for all those who wish to escape the clutches of auto insanity.
Free to the Public